LONDON, August 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The Olympics is the biggest sporting event on the planet, bringing together the best athletes from around the world to compete. With years of preparation, exercise, meticulous dieting and training, achieving the Gold medal is the pinnacle of any athletes endeavour.
It's not always been the case, though. With the current Olympics well under way, health food retailer Holland & Barrett look at some of the more 'alternative' events which have previously been included in the modern Olympics, including hot air ballooning and horse long jump!
The full list of weird former Olympic sports can be found here http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/infographic-weird-olympic-sports
SOURCE Holland & Barrett